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The City of Chelsea had a population of 39,962 as of July 1, 2020. Chelsea ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Chelsea is located at latitude 42.3918 and longitude -71.0328 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Chelsea encompass a land area of 2.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.25 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.
The City of Chelsea (GNIS ID: 619464) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Chelsea: Romney Marsh, Rumney Marsh, Winisemit, Winne-ashim-ut, Winnet Semet, Winnisemit, Winnisimmet, Winnissimmet.
|Total Population||39,962 (100%)|
|Population in Households||39,231 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||29,513 (73.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||731 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$57,337|
|Average Household Income||$77,196|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||26%|
|Per Capita Income||$25,421|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||13,793 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||3,728 (27.0%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||9,413 (68.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||652 ( 4.7%)|
|Median Home Value||$357,829|
|Average Home Value||$393,421|
|Housing Affordability Index3||89|
|Average Household Size||2.99|
|Average Family Size||4|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.22%|
|Per Capita Income||1.78%|
|Owner Occupied HU||1.04%|
The table below compares Chelsea to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 39||84th|
|Population Density||# 3||99th|
|Median Household Income||# 205||17th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 55||22nd|
|Per Capita Income||# 233||5th|
|Diversity Index||# 2||100th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.